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Appointment: New Patient

For convenience, a patient appointment can be set at the time of creating a new patient record.

arrow_orange.jpgTo create a new patient appointment

1. On the New Patient window, click Save & Schedule. This saves the new patient record and opens the Appointment Details window.

2. Complete the appointment details. See below.

3. When finished entering the appointment details, click Save.

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  1. Type: Click to select Patient Appointment.
  2. Patient: The patient's name displays.
    Location
    Select a location from the drop-down list.
  3. Reasons: Optional. Select a reason from the drop-down list, then click AddTo remove a reason, right-click on the reason and click DeleteNote: A list of appointment reasons is only available if one has been set up. See Add Appointment Reasons.
    Resources: Select one or more resources from the drop-down list you want to schedule for this appointment and click Add. To remove a resource, right-click on the resource and click Delete.
  4. Confirmation Status: "Scheduled" is selected by default. If you choose, select another option from the drop-down menu; these statuses can be used to track appointment work flow.
  5. Case: Click to add one or more cases if not yet recorded on the record.
  6. Authorization: If an authorization number assigned by the patient’s insurance company has already been entered, that number will appear here. If required for the visit, click the Authorization button to select it (double-click to select). 
  7. Date/Time: Select the start and end date/times.
  8. RecurrenceClick to set the appointment to recurring.
  9. Notes: Optional. When notes are entered, a symbol will appear on the calendar to alert staff to check the appointment notes.
  10. Check Eligibility: Click to check patient eligibility. After checking eligibility, one of three statuses is displayed: Patient is eligible, Patient is ineligible, Eligibility is unknown.
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